2 Timothy 3:1-5 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.
A German journalist has emerged from an investigative mission inside ISIS and has brought out a surprising story about life under the terrorist regime.
Juergen Todenhoefer visited a mosque in Mosul where the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made his only public speech. He wanted to capture the daily activities of ISIS and said that despite the cruelty of ISIS, there is a “sense of normalcy” in Mosul.
“130,000 Christians have been evicted from the city, the Shia have fled, many people have been murdered and yet the city is functioning and people actually like the stability that the Islamic State has brought them,” Todenhoefer wrote.
The author says despite the feeling of normalcy, there is a layer of fear.
“Of course many of the them are quite scared, because the punishment for breaking the Islamic State’s strict rules is very severe.”
Todenhoefer said that ISIS fighters told him their goal is to take over the world.
“We will conquer Europe one day,” one terrorist said. “It is not a question of if we will conquer Europe, just a matter of when that will happen. But it is certain … For us, there is no such thing as borders. There are only front lines.
“Our expansion will be perpetual … And the Europeans need to know that when we come, it will not be in a nice way. It will be with our weapons. And those who do not convert to Islam or pay the Islamic tax will be killed.”
When asked about Shia Muslims around the world who do not believe in the ISIS version of the faith, the response was short and brutal.
“150 million, 200 million or 500 million, it does not matter to us,” the fighter answered. “We will kill them all.”
Part of the interview quoted by CNN showed ISIS endorses slavery:
“So do you seriously think that beheadings and enslavement actually signal progress for humanity?” Todenhoefer asked.
“Slavery absolutely signals progress,” the man said. “Only ignorant people believe that there is no slavery among the Christians and the Jews. Of course there are woman who are forced into prostitution under the worst circumstances.
“I would say that slavery is a great help to us and we will continue to have slavery and beheadings, it is part of our religion … many slaves have converted to Islam and have then been freed.”